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I have to VM running on ESXi and 2 Windows 2008 Ent servers.  I have setup the failover cluster but get stuck on a quorum screen where it is asking you to configure storage witness.  Apparently I have not configured that part yet.  What can I use to do this since I dont have a SAN readily available?  Do I need special software?  Can I use just the Windows interface?  Does anyone know of  a step by step guide of doing this?  
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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if you follow the guide here (for cluster in a box, two virtual machines on the same VMware ESX server), you don't need s SAN. You can create Clustered Disks, and a test cluster using Win2k8.

The Clustered Disks are shared between the Virtual Machines on the same host.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_mscs.pdf
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I use ESXi (doesnt apply to me )
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ESX/ESXi all the same.
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pdf states ESX and ESXi 4.1! I just use ESX to mean all!
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Oops.  I should have read more throughly.  Thanks!!!
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